Nawalparasi, Nepal: A stage play program on drug control has been completed in Kushma, Ward No. 3 of Palhinandan Rural Municipality of West Nawalparasi, Nepal.
A stage play program on drug control has been completed with the financial support of ABC Nepal, Storm Foundation and Palhinandan Rural Municipality in collaboration with Laliguras Adolescent Network.
The program was concluded with the chief guest of Bishal Kumar Gautam, chairperson of the network and Pabitra Kahar, vice chairperson of Palhinandan Rural Municipality and Manoj Lamichhane, regional head of ABC Nepal.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Kahar said that drug addicts are having a negative impact on the entire community and are making their lives worse by consuming drugs.
As some of the parents in the community have taken the drug hence children have learnt from them.
She said that if they do not have money to consume the drug, they will consume it after selling their house, land and other ornaments of their wives.
“We need to get help from our own families and neighbors to reduce the problem of drug use,” she stated.
Speaking on the occasion, special guest Lamichhane said that the number of drug addicts in rural areas is increasing. Due to the open border checkpoints between Nepal and India, the drug is easily consumed by adolescents and young women.
Some are taking drugs because of family quarrels and mental stress and the wrong company of friends.
He said there was a need to reduce the growing drug problem and raise public awareness among children, adolescents and their parents in the community.
He also thanked the sponsor network.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman Gautam said that various public awareness programs have been conducted to curb drug menace. .
He further added that action should be taken against those involved in drug trafficking and sale of liquor.
Among the guests at the program were ward president of ward no. 3 Godhan Prasad Harijan, journalist Mahesh Yadav, Program Administrative Officer of ABC Nepal Kriti Thapa, supervisor Bishnu Pariyar, Sanjit Sharma, Rajman Barai, Rajesh Arya and volunteer Manita Dhakal.